Arts, Design and Humanities



De Montfort University’s Festival of Creativity celebrates the diverse, creative and innovative events that the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities offers.

We are incredibly proud to showcase the creative talents of our students in the different shows and exhibitions that take place in Leicester, as well as in other leading UK venues.


Our calendar is full and impressive as ever, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the country including industry experts, employers, design professionals and anyone with a passion for creativity.

Cultural Exchanges festival

Cultural Exchanges festival
27 February - 3 March 2017

Glorious Collisions

Glorious Collisions
4 - 5 May 2017

Curve collaboration

Curve collaboration
18 - 20 May 2017

Art and Design Foundation Show

Foundation Show
19 - 25 May 2017 (closed Sunday)

Exit Souls: The Drama Festival

Exit Souls: The Drama Festival
24 May 2017

Graduate Fashion Week (GFW)

Graduate Fashion Week (London)
4 - 7 June 2017

Contour Fashion Show

Contour Fashion Show
8 June 2017

University Dance Festival

University Dance Festival
9 - 10 June 2017

Art and Design Degree Show

Degree Show
16 - 22 June 2017 (closed Sunday)

New Designers Part I and II

New Designers Part I and II (London)
29 June - 1 July and 6 - 8 July 2017

Free Range Graduate Show

Free Range Graduate Show (London)
Photography and Video: 23 – 26 June 2017 / Interior Design: 14 – 15 July 2017


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Following the success of Fashion Design graduate Hazel Symons at GFW last year, we have continued to maintain outstanding student achievement. This year Contour Fashion graduate Elissa Grainger beat off over 600 brands to win a prestigious ASOS competition with a £50,000 prize with her trademark latex lace designs, which combine the two fabrics in a unique aesthetic.

Product and Furniture Design graduate Agnete Linikaite has seen her street furniture designs go into production after winning a competition with leading hard landscaping manufacturer Marshalls. Fashion Design student Katrina Zdanovska was one of just 20 finalists in the 2017 Fashion Awareness Direct competition at London Fashion Week, bringing the next of UK undergraduate talent to one of the world’s most anticipated catwalks.